unsexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ sexual

Adjective[edit]

unsexual (comparative more unsexual, superlative most unsexual)

  1. Not sexual.
    • 1970, Herbert Eliot French, Of rivers and the sea (page 189)
      Certain unrandy Pacific salmon are said never to return back up their birth rivers, but instead prefer to live out their cautious careers in unsexual but less demanding bachelorhood or spinsterhood.
    • 2007 May 10, Alastair Macaulay, “Stomp, Sneeze, Grunt, Gasp and All That Body Language”, in New York Times[1]:
      Other nonballet movements — one man landing out of the blue on another man’s neck and staying there (oddly comic), or a man running backward around the stage in decelerating and decreasing circles (an absorbing minimalist effect) — become peculiar strokes of poetry. Mr. Parker gives his most striking moments to his male dancers, not least in unsexual male duets, as when one guy supports another in ballet adagio.

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